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VLOG: Ukulele Extravaganza Oct 2015

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Ugh. Currently, right now, I am ill. Got a major cold thing, all bunged up, coughing, did have a sore throat, not anymore, just breathing is harder than it should be. Getting better. I am better. Positivity, right?

Anyway, struggled to figure out what I’d create for this weeks video. Knew I had a back catalog of footage for vlogs to go through and edit, but wasn’t up to doing a piece to camera or voice over. Despite that, I’d had enough of not being productive or feeling able to do anything because of this ruddy cold, so started editing the mini uke tour I did with Feckless & Fuddle, and Mike Hind last October. We’re going on tour again soon, good plan to get this vlog live before we do it all over again. (Check my gigs page here to see if we’re playing near you)

Anyway, I did it and it works without voice overs, I think…just a little different. All this was filmed in October so I’ve learned a bit more about, ha, everything since then. The next vlog will be better. But for now, I hope you enjoy our mini adventures, maybe even see you on our next tour? 😉

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Opposite – Biffy Clyro Cover

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Aloha! NEW COVER. Little Biffy Clyro cover of their song Opposite, which I sing live a lot (like here at Eden Festival).

One of my favourite songs to perform at the moment, always seems to make mum cry which is incredibly sweet, but I didn’t tell you that 😉 All you Team Bestelians A FREE DOWNLOAD of this will be in your inbox NOW, and if you want a free mp3 download of this track come join Team Bestel; it’s easy plus you’ll get all my latest news before anyone else, click here!

Don’t worry about me doing a bunch of covers, new songs that I have penned are on their way soon (saving up and stuff), covers are just fun to do and humans like them. A couple of new songs are part of my set for 2016, so if you’re at any of my gigs this year (including any of the uke extravaganza tour dates in Feb), you’ll hear dem FIRST BEFORE ANYONE ELSE, ohmygosh.

Oh and just to remind you that I’ll be uploading at least one new video a week to YouTube so make sure you’re subscribed to my channel! Anything from covers to rambles to gear reviews to vlogs, it’ll be good, I’m very much enjoying it (any suggestions you want to see me chat/do/sing in my vids, comment below). Check out my last vid, a little tour of the spare room studio, here.

Enjoy the Biff!

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Spare Room Studio Tour!

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WELCOME TO 2016!

Hello, hope you are doing good?

I am good. I’ve eaten everything there is to be eaten and slept…a lot. And so begins the new year, one I’m very excited about. Gotten a tonne of ideas that I want to do this year, one of them being videos. So I’ve set myself a project of creating at least one video a week, whether that be a vlog, a live recording, a cover, some behind the scenes of me writing etcetc, so make sure you’re subscribed to me on YouTube. Feeling rather inspired and a little too excited it seems, editing this first video was a little harder than it should have been as I was rambling all over the place (as usual then).

Thought it best to start at the bottom, the beginning; where I do my thing, and give you a little tour of said area. I mention quite a bit of the equipment I have and use and over the next year I’ll do more detailed, review style videos about a couples of those.

Without further ado, I am rather chuffed to introduce you to the first video of 2016. Welcome to the spare room studio…

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Merry Xmas Everybody!

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And so another year comes to an end and I honestly cannot be any more grateful for your ongoing support throughout this year and the last. It’s been a crazy year this 2015, thank you so much for coming along with me!

Got a tonne of vlogging footage from a few events over the past couple of months, that I’ll get round to editing, to catch you guys up on a handful of stuff I’ve done. Also been reminded that I forgot to do an end of year round up in 2014, plus a 2015 one would be good too, so I’ll get on that so you can see what’s happened over the past year!

Well, Christmas cannot be Christmas without christmas tunes, so here’s a cover that I’ve done before (for the 2012 round up) but re-recorded. It’s a little Slade number you may know 😉 Merry Xmas Everybody! Feel free to share the festive spirit with anyone that would like it.

Hope you have a wonderful holiday and a fantastic new year – See you in 2016!

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